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Global Gag Rule Sensationalizes Abortion

The media in the Philippines continue to portray abortion as a population control measure, not understanding that reproductive health care is a right. But U.S. policies like the global gag rule, which sensationalize abortion, aren’t helping.

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Securing Public Spaces for Reproductive Health

Despite the difficulties reproductive health advocates faced in the Philippines in 2007, engaging in the debates on RH remained important in continuing to secure “public spaces” for the reproductive health agenda.

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RH Under the Heels of Presidential Politics

Presidential politics in the Philippines means that reproductive health care in that country is up for debate.

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Friendships for Life, Across Differences

Years ago my friend and I were estranged, in part because of our differences of opinion about a woman’s right to choose an abortion. Recently, both acknowledging the complexity of the issue, we reconnected.

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Technological Quick Fixes in Sexual Health

Despite the recognized benefits of universal programs aimed at young girls there is still a need to raise concerns about vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of women who are simply falling through the cracks.

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Law Meets Health Technology

In the face of fast-paced technological advances in health and medicine, the field of law and policy seems to be stuck in a never ending game of catch up. What are some of the important issues around law and new health and medical technology?

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Debating Public Health Care

In the context of increasingly privatized health care within a public health care system and alongside policy scripts fueling “tax cuts,” who is accountable and responsible for public health in Canada?

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Reproductive Health Makes Comeback

The sponsor of the Philippines’ reproductive health bill has recently accepted reproductive health as a human right, not as a population control measure.

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Compassion and Rights

In the Philippines, arguments in favor of abortion legalization appeal both to rights to choice and privacy as well as to compassion.

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Taking Health Care Systems to Court

Can a ban on family planning services be considered a denial of basic health care? Advocates in Manila will find out.

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